Some anti-wrinkle face creams are worth the high price you pay, while in other cases you are shelling out money primarily for the packaging. If you really want to know what is in your face cream, try the DIY method.
Good homemade anti-wrinkle creams work as well, if not better, than their expensive counterparts. If you want to learn about additional ways to stay youthful-looking, avoiding wrinkles, contact a skilled doctor to learn about options such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Classic Homemade Anti-Wrinkle Cream
This classic, organic DIY anti-wrinkle cream includes five basic moisturizers, and your choice of essential oils. Here are the ingredients, along with what they do to help prevent wrinkles:
- Almond oil – emollient, softens skin
- Beeswax – helps fight inflammation that can increase wrinkling
- Virgin coconut oil – high in antioxidants, which contain anti-aging properties, and boosts collagen production
- Vitamin E oil – also full of antioxidants
- Shea butter – another strong anti-inflammatory
You can add a few drops of an essential oil such as rose, which not only provides a nice scent but possesses its own antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Jojoba oil is known to reduce wrinkles. Lavender oil is soothing and restorative, as well as aromatic.
Three Months’ Supply
Prepare a three months’ supply of this anti-wrinkle cream by blending the following amounts in a glass jar:
- Almond oil – ¼ cup
- Beeswax – 2 tablespoons
- Virgin coconut oil – 2 tablespoons
- Vitamin E oil – ½ teaspoon
- Shea butter – 1 tablespoon
- A few drops of your chosen essential oils
Put 4 inches of water in a pot and allow it to simmer. Place the jar, sans lid, into the pot and wait for the contents to melt, stirring occasionally. Once melted, pour the mix into another, smaller glass jar and set it out at room temperature. Once the mixture hardens, place the lid on the jar and store in a cool, dry place.
You can apply this mix both morning and evening, after washing your face with a gentle cleanser. In the morning, do not forget to put sunscreen on over this moisturizer. Nothing ages skin faster and promotes wrinkles like sun damage.
You have made yourself a quality anti-aging product at a fraction of the cost you would pay for a similar product over-the-counter.
Contact Dr. Jacobson Today
If you want to learn about additional, natural ways to stay youthful-looking and vigorous, such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, call the offices of Dr. Edward Jacobson today and arrange a consultation.